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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR O'CONNOR</hi> (18)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> varied the form of the charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">To this indictment the prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">on Tuesday before the</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUME WILLIAMS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">instructed by the prisoner's friends, now applied that the plea might be withdrawn, as he was prepared with evidence to show that the prisoner was of unsound mind.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">After some argument as to the course to be taken, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ATTORNEY-GENERAL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">on behalf of the Crown, stating that he did not wish to interpose any technical objec
<lb/>tion to the reception of such evidence, the Jury were sworn to try "whether the prisoner is now of sound mind and understanding or not," the plea remaining on the record.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CATHERINE O'CONNOR</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner's parents</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. HARRINGTON TUKE</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. JAMES THOMPSON SABBEN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HENRY SMITH</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">of Kings College Hospital, were then called by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUME WILLIAMS</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JOHN ROWLAND GIBSON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Surgeon of Newgate, at the sug
<lb/>gestion of the Court, and examined as to the state of the prisoner's mind. After hearing their evidence, the Jury found "that the prisoner was perfectly sane when he pleaded guilty to the indictment, and perfectly sane now.</hi>"</p>
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